Fantasy Football News and Updates: 2013 NFL Week 11 Players to Watch
Jason's Fantasy Football Analysis: Week 11 Players to Watch
November 16, 2013
Week 11 Players to Watch
Tom Brady - Brady has a Monday Night matchup against one of the best defenses in the league, Carolina. Brady had a massive game two weeks ago against the 3-6 Steelers, and fantasy owners will be watching to see if Brady can carry that momentum through the rest of the season. The Panthers have a very strong run defense that is giving up the second fewest yards per game, and this means the Patriots may need to rely on Brady more and less on their rushing attack. The Panthers defense has also performed well against the pass as they are giving up the 4th fewest passing yards per game. But in what could a random coincidence or perhaps a sign of things to come, the Pittsburgh Steelers have given up the exact same number of passing yards per game as the Panthers. Fantasy owners that have invested in Brady will be watching this game to see if Brady can solidify that chemistry with his receivers and carry a team to the fantasy championship.
Ray Rice - Many fantasy owners are giving up on Rice, and for very good reasons. Rice is running out of time to turn his season around, but there are a few fantasy owners that are still holding out hope. A few things have changed this week that are allowing a glimmer of hope to creep back into the sights of Rice owners. It has recently come out that Rice was not at full health for most of the season, but he is getting closer to 100% health as each week passes. Also the Ravens head coach, John Harbaugh, stated that the Ravens are now going to play the running back that is having the best game. This statement has upped the ante for Ray Rice, and it could be just the motivation he needs to get going. Rice is going to have to prove himself on the field now, and he says he is up for the challenge and ready to prove all his doubters wrong. Fantasy owners will be watching to see if Rice can get going against a weaken Chicago defense, and carry a wave of success into the fantasy playoffs
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Shane Vereen - Vereen is eligible to get back on the field, and there are rumors that he will play on Monday night against the Panthers. Fantasy owners have not forgotten about Vereen's huge game to open the season and they are going to be watching to see if he will still be a big factor in the Patriots offense.
Roddy White - For the first time all year, Roddy White was listed as a full participant in practice on Friday. Early in the season, White tweeted that if he does not practice, he should not be started in a fantasy lineup. Well, White just had a full practice for the first time all year, and that would imply that White should be started this week. The problem with that thought is that White will have to go up against Darrelle Revis, and that limits Whites value this week. Revis has recently admitted he has not been at full speed all season, but he has been getting better each week. This will be a good test for White, and if he is able to put up solid numbers against Revis, than fantasy owners will feel comfortable playing White the rest of the season.
Percy Harvin - Fantasy owners have been waiting for Harvin to make his Seattle debut, and that time appears to be week 11. Harvin is ready to go, and the reports from Seattle say that Harvin will be on the field this week when the Seahawks take on the 2-7 Vikings. Harvin has a great matchup this week, and fantasy owner will be watching to see if he can exploit this weak matchup and gain some momentum heading into the fantasy playoffs.
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